Archbishop: Denying Communion to Pelosi Good
ROME — Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila released a statement Friday in support of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for barring Nancy Pelosi from receiving Holy Communion because of her aggressive abortion advocacy.
“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Archbishop Aquila said in his statement. “I know Archbishop Cordileone to be a shepherd with the heart and mind of Christ, who truly desires to lead others towards Christ’s love, mercy, and promise of eternal salvation.”
“As I have previously written and Archbishop Cordileone makes clear as well, this issue is not about politics or simply enforcing Church rules, but rather about love – love for the individual and love for the entire community,” Aquila continued.
In his statement, Archbishop Aquila noted that Cordileone had made “sincere and diligent efforts at dialogue and persuasion” in his dealings with Ms. Pelosi, making every attempt to “try and avoid this step.”
Nonetheless, “Church teaching is clear …